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Top 10 Incredible Places to see in North India

Because there are many incredible places to see in India that deserve to be visited at least once in a lifetime. Because India is an incredible country that will never leave you indifferent. Because we would be lying if we said that we have not fallen in love with India and that we are looking forward to returning.

We leave you a selection of Top 10 incredible places to see in North India

1- Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Because you could not talk about northern India without mentioning the Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful monuments in India and also in the world. Enjoy a sunset in front of the river Yamuna , with the Taj Mahal in front, from a totally different perspective to what we are used to is one of the most beautiful images that we can take from the trip.

2- Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Jodhpur or the “Blue City” is known for its houses of this color and one of the most essential places to visit in India . The best way to observe them is through the viewpoints of the  Fort of Meherangarh , since these are located at your feet. At first these houses were owned by the Brahmins, but over time this color was also acquired by different castes, as it drove away heat and mosquitoes. Today they are still painting this color to maintain the tradition and of course, for tourist reasons.

 

3- Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata Temple

If there is an impressive place and at the same time not suitable for the scrupulous in the North of India , that is Karni Mata, or the Temple of the Rats , as it is also known. Here, thousands of rats, considered sacred animals, are roaming freely, and are fed daily by followers of Hinduism who show their veneration through offerings of milk and food. The legend says that among all these rats is a white one and that if you see it, one of your wishes will be fulfilled. We were lucky to see her. Do you dare to visit Karni Mata to fulfill yours?

4- Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer

One of the most beautiful cities in India, which we believe is an essential visit on any route through the north of the country. Located on the top of a rock, this Golden City awaits us to offer us its incredible Jaisalmer Fort , with seven Jain temples that are a true wonder.

5- Ranakpur

Ranakpur

In Ranakpur we find the largest Jain temple in India and at the same time the most beautiful. Carved in white marble, we find 4 entrances that lead to different rooms with columns that represent an example of incomparable beauty.

6- Pushkar

Pushkar

One of the most touristic cities of this area of ​​India and at the same time a sacred place, of pilgrimage for the Hindus. Many tourists come here looking for that corner in India in which to rest and flee from the chaos that covers the rest of cities. Yes it is true that in recent years some forms of picturesque have taken place here with tourists, we assure you that if you leave the most tourist area, you will find one of the most beautiful places in India.

7- Baori Abhaneri

Baori Abhaneri

The baoris are wells with stepped sections that connect different terraces. These were used as wells and were also used for religious services in the different temples that can be located inside, on one of the sides. The Baori of Abhaneri is one of the first that was built in this area of ​​India and it is a unique experience to make a stop if it enters your route.

8. Gwalior

Gwalior fort

One of the least known places in this area of ​​India and, according to our experience, a must. One of the great reasons to get here are the Jain sculptures that can be found carved on the mountain, on the same climb that leads us to the Fort of Gwalior, which are a real wonder.

9. Varanasi

River Gange Varanasi

What can we say about one of the most special places not only in India, but in the world? Varanasi or Benares, the city where life and death meet and where Ganga, its river, is its main protagonist. Without a doubt, this is one of the  most visited places to see in North India.

10. Temples of Khajuraho

Temples of Khajuraho

Often forgotten for being far from more tourist places, the Temples of Khajuraho belong to an archaeological complex, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Sites, famous for the love scenes that are described in the most explicit way on its walls.

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